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're the shallowest country in the history of man. >> we know in our hearts that for the united states of america, the best is yet to come. ♪ >>> the best is yet to come. these are the words of the 44th president of the united states, following his imemphatic victory last night. the family is departing from chicago on air force one, bound for the white house, a place they'll call home for another four years. the president together the most diverse coalition in history, winning a sweep of battleground sta mitt romney to overwhelming defeat. but in his careful and considered speech last night, the president was generous to his opponent and called for the same unity that propelled him to an historic victory just four years ago. >> i believe we can seize this future together. because we are not as divided as our politics suggest. we're not as cynical as the pundits believe. we are greater than the sum of our individual ambitions. and than a collection of red states and blue states. we are and forever will be the united states of america. >> that we are greater than our individual ambitions washaps
. >> today is the day and it is down to you, america. voters across the country are casting their ballots and in less than three hours the first polls will close and the results will start to come in. the president and his challenger have battled it down to the wire criss-crossing the nation, throwing rhetorical punches, pressing the flesh and losing their voices. after his last campaign event last night in iowa, the president is now in chicago where he visited a campaign office and played some hoops today. an election day tradition, of course, hoping to reprise the celebrations of four years ago. but six years into his second presidential campaign, mitt romney is desperate for more time. just touching down in pennsylvania, and earlier making a last-minute dash to ohio wf his number two paul ryan. i guess they just couldn't wait to get back to that local favorite wendy's. and as if you needed to know the importance of ohio, guess who was on the same cleveland tarmac? that would be vice president joe biden after voting this morning in delaware. after the polls, the ads, the rallies, conven
's obama, america wins. if it's romney, comedy wins. >> senator grassley, have you hit a big deer lately? the deer didn't make it, but was it delicious? >> i love you back, and we've got more work to do. >> one more year! one more year! >> never imagine such a thing as funny. president obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans. never imagine such a thing as funny. i'm not particular precisely of what i said but i stand by whatever i said, whatever it was. >> we are closing in on the final 48 hours of this campaign. the president is speaking live in dubuque, iowa, his third of four stops today. and with him and his challenger in a frenzied sprint to win voters in those crucial battleground states. for the president that means shoring up support in the midwest states that backed him with great enthusiasm in 2008. with events in iowa, ohio, and wisconsin already today. and it was in the key battleground ohio that the president lambasted his challenger's latest effort to seize the medal of change. >> governor romney, he is a very talented salesman. so in this campaign, he has tr
of america some years ago. >> no! faster than that. >> you know i'll fight for you and your families every single day as hard as i know how. you know that. >> if i'm re-elected -- excuse me, if i'm elected. >> we've gone too far to turn back now. >> we need you, virginia. we've got to take become america. >> together we'll renew those bonds and reaffirm that spirit that makes the united states of america the greatest nation on earth. thank you, wisconsin. >> while full fury abounds about two politicians helping millions. >> is it possible obama called christie and said you want some money? you better let me come. >> i cannot thank the president enough for his personal concern. >> barack obama stole mitt's date to the disaster prom. ♪ the boys are back in town ♪ the boys are back in town ♪ the boys are back in town ♪ the boys are back in town >> we begin with our hearts and minds still very much with those reeling and recovering from sandy's devastation. at least 74 people are dead in the region, dozens more lost in the caribbean. some 5 million are still without power. but life is
voters. and if the polls are any indication, america is split down the middle in our new poll. the president just edges romney 48% to 47% among likely voters. well within the margin of error. another look at polls confirms this race is pretty tight. with that in mind, the final day of campaigning is a whirlwind tour. mitt romney is at his second event in virginia today. and he said real change will begin with his victory tomorrow. >> the question of this election comes down to this. do you want four more years of the last four years? or do you want real change? >> virginia of course a state that mitt romney desperately wanted to have locked up months ago. the old dominion very tight. but it is far from the only tossup state and it was at a massive 18,000 strong rally at madison, wisconsin, that the president fought to defend his mantle of change you can believe in in stark contrast to the shifty change of expedience. >> i said i'd end the war in iraq. and i ended it. i said i'd pass health care reform. i passed it. so when i say, wisconsin, that i know what real change looks l
of the day, be very skeptical when watching any news program in america. >> not familiar with precisely with exactly what i said but i stand by what i said whatever it was. ♪ let's get it on >> good afternoon and welcome to ten days since the president's resounding and emphatic re-election. and in most cases an electoral loss would provide a wake-up call for the defeated party. but in the case of mitt romney, it appears to have opened the door to another dimension, a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind. a sort of twilight zone. in the realm of reality, there is the president who has just left new york's staten island touring areas damaged by the storm and pledging much needed federal support. and then there is the shadow realm where republicans are still stumbling over their loss by doubling down on the very backward, twisted, inverted views that proved to be their undoing. case in point, mitt romney. who told his top donors on a conference call that the president only won by doling out freebies to key constituencies. >> what the president's campaign did was
campaigning on. america, america >> are we going to continue to making our case? >> i will say this, i can never, ever find my car in a garage. ♪ i'm going off the rails on a crazy train ♪ ♪ i'm going off the rails on a crazy train ♪ >> with frantic and frenetic behind-the-scenes negotiations as both sides work against the clock trying to reach an agreement on the fiscal cliff that is fast approaching. the president is trying to ramp up public pressure on congress to accept his ideas for debt reduction in. in the coming days he meets with small business owners, middle class taxpayers, around corporate leaders. friday he tried to recapture his winning spirit in pennsylvania touring a toy manufacturing plant. i don't think the event is in whoville but the republicans as grinch playbook is probably evident enough. to hear some of the president's team, they see this christmas going their way. >> i think we're going to get this done. i'm more positive than most. i'm heartened by many ever my senate republican colleagues who have stepped forward and basically said that their real oath is
is the president of the united states of america. e pluribus unum, out of many, one. bill o'reilly has to get on board and so does rush limbaugh. if they don't, they'll be left behind. >> the president referred to mitt romney suffering with something he called romnesia. it appears a number of people are now suffering with dementia following the result of the election. >> i'm going to be a little more charitable. they're in denial. you could argue this is kind of -- >> but it is two weeks, john. >> the death rattle -- >> mitt romney was beaten. >> right. what always gets me, and we've talked about this in several different contexts over the last several months, is the hypocrisy. essentially the structure of government largess we have in this country is the primary beneficiaries of that largess are whom? the elderly who voted overwhelmingly for mitt romney. they get more gifts -- >> and who spent their lives paying into the social safety net. >> they get more and they get more than they paid in, by the way, much more, most of them. if they live long enough. they voted for mitt romney. they're t
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a new rationale for why this, why that. instead of saying this is the country as it is. this is america as it is. part of the problem i think the republicans will have and part of the reason it's a long-term problem, it's not just him saying it, right? it is the gop chairman in the state of maine, you know, complaining that a horde of black people came in and voted. it's congressman ryan saying, urban turnout surprised them. this politics of division, it feels like now that the president has been re-elected, they don't care. it's no holds barred. let's just keep going and as you said, john mccain knows better. so there's no other reason for this kind of attack. >> are they getting some relief by ventilating all of their bile immediately after this election? >> look, losing is hard. there were plenty of democrats -- >> it is hard to lose, but don't you shake the hand of your opponent and say well-played, you beat me? >> not in this case. when the soviet union collapsed there were plenty of people who said it was only because communism wasn't pure enough. >> fair enough. >> you can be in
after 9/11 are one of those feel good, god bless america moments. it included the use of a flag from ground zero at the opening ceremonies. the reviews are all positive. the ultimate "local boy does good" story. >> is this a great show or what? >> i had a lot of friends that worked for him at the olympic games, and they just spoke so highly of him and you know, living in utah and having the games be in trouble and him come in and bring his management style and his vision kind of saved the games and made the state a lot of money. so he's seen as a big hero out there. >> so now what? during the olympics, a new opportunity presents itself. >> boy, it's great to be home. >> i flew out to see the end of the olympics and talk about the options of coming out to massachusetts and running for governor. i felt very strongly that the people of massachusetts needed him. >> it's great to be back on massachusetts soil. >> the in march, 2002, still basking in the glow of the salt lake city olympics, mitt romney is beckoned by the bay state gop to run for governor, despite the fact that a republican
will be better for it and america will be better, too, and i wonder if martin bashir thinks that is possible. >> it is, and we are not self-deporting. we are staying here. so thank you, toure, and good afternoon. it's monday, november the 19th, and how do you deal with republicans in congress? try the power of prayer. >> the next six weeks could be six weeks that shook the united states. >> i think the chances of america going off the cliff are at least 30%, 35%. >> the wealthiest americans have to pay their fair share. >> why wouldn't the middle class voter look at that and say, these guys, the gop, are all about protecting the rich? >> americans voted divisively for fair share taxes on the richest. >> what was stupid about what romney said? >> i just think it's nuts. i mean, first of all, it's insulting. this would be like walmart having a bad week and going the customers have really been unruly. >> we're in a big hole. we're not getting out of it by comments like that. when you're in a hole, stop digging. he keeps digging. >> we don't need to demonize or stay stupid things. ♪ >> it is a
of spoiling christmas for everyone. >> if congress does nothing h every family in america will see their income taxes automatically go up on january 1st. i'm assuming that doesn't sound too good to go. that's sort of like the lump of coal you get for christmas. that's a scrooge christmas. >> but you forget, mr. president, republicans like coal. in fact, moments after that speech, house speaker john boehner emerged with his own unique brand of humbug. >> there's a stalemate. let's not kid ourselves. i'm not trying to make this more difficult. if you've watched me over the last three weeks, i have been very a guarded in what i have to say. >> now, now, now, you know how this works. santa doesn't bring you anything unless you write down specifically what you want, something republicans patently refuse to do. instead, mr. boehner fell back on a plan that he keeps trotting out and that americans keep voting down. >> well, you can look at our budget from the last two years and there are plenty of specific proposals, most of which were part of the conversation that the president and i had
's not a traditional america anymore, and there are 50% of the voting public who want stuff. they want things. >> if mitt romney cannot win in this economy, then the tipping point has been reached. we have more takers than makers, and it's over. >> joining us here in new york is jimy williams, an msnbc contributor, and from washington julian epstein, a democratic strategist. thank you, gentlemen, both for being with us. julian, i know conservatives don't want fact checkers dictating this election, but the makers/takers argument doesn't actually hold water because bloomberg reports 70% of counties with the fastest growth in food stamp aid during the last four years voted republican in 2008. why do they keep pushing this false notion? >> because they need a fall guy as comfort food, and it's a silly argument. it's not just the bloomberg data. if you look at who gets most of the safety net expenditures in the country, it's seniors. they're one of the few demographics that republicans overperform on. also if you look at red states versus blue states relatively, red states pay fewer tacks and get
that people are living in 21st century america. >> in the light of that, karen, professor, one full week since election day we're finally hearing from louisiana governor bobby jindal. he says there's been enough of, quote, dumbed-down conservatism and that republicans can't be the party of big business and big banks. but if you take that out, what's left? >> well, not much according to what we've seen in terms of the republican presidential primary process. karen is right here. when he just look at the mathematics of the demographics of this country, the republican party can't consist of the sort of social policies that they have been pushing, of the ways in which they kind of ail yebt the very demographics that are emerging but it's going to take allotted more than lip service from people like governor jindal to make the kind of changes we're talking about. they have to try to become younger, more diverse, less about religion and more about women's rights. it's a very, very complicated transformation they have to undergo. the democratic party has to do some of that work as well. the democrats
a growing and thriving middle class. our fight goes on because america always does best, always thrives when everybody gets a fair shot, when everybody is doing their fair share, when everybody is playing by the same rules. that's what we believe, that's why you elected me in 2008, and that's why i'm running for a second term as president! >> the president speaking at his third campaign event in lima, ohio. indeed, the senior high school there. let's bring in our esteemed panel. with us from washington, democratic strategist julian epstein, in philadelphia, professor james peterson of lehigh university, and also in washington michelle cottle of "newsweek" and the daily beast. julian, it's another disastrous jobs number for mitt romney. the 25th consecutive month of job growth under this president. that's almost 5.5 million jobs created, and that added to mr. smithers who we showed earlier listing off romney gaffes, i guess it's a tough day for the republican nominee, isn't it? >> yeah. and you remember the romney spokesman said they wouldn't be detracted by fact checkers. well, the facts are
. >> period? >> yeah. i've been saying that my entire career. >> we have majority of america who recognizes if we're serious about deaf dit reduction we have to did it in a balanced way. >> response to a range of questions at his first press conference since winning re-election. in the east room of the white house, the president took to the podium to press his agenda for the next four years. quickly dispatching a first question on the petraeus affair, saying he had no evidence any classified information was disclosed. then it was on to dismiss concerns that he could cave again on tax cuts for the rich with the impending fiscal cliff. >> what i said at the time is what i meant. which is, this was a one-time proposition. what i'm not going to do is to extend bush tax cuts for the wealthiest 2% that we can't afford, and according to economists, will have the least positive impact on our economy. >> the president expressed confidence and urged action in reaching a deal to avoid the sudden increase of taxes and the imposition of spending cuts in january. but he reiterated time and again that he
the middle east. this is what america cares about. >> it ain't cool being no jive turkey so close to thanksgiving. >> my wife and i flew near jacksonville. they have a massage place. >> i was at chili's having the extra large beer you can increase in size for $2. delicious. >> i like swedish massage. they give good massage. >> the old expression riding high in april, the rest of the lyric might as well be, pumping your own gas in november. >> presidential election, your prediction was wrong. >> big time. >> looks like he's been on a three-day root beer float drinking binge or something. >> the pros and cons of the macy's thanksgiving day parade. pro, can you sign up to be a balloon handler. con, balloon handler is david petraeus nickname. >> if you want to fight for a blu-ray player -- >> i haven't finished eating all my halloween candy. >> let's get right to our panel. krystal ball, co-host of "the cycle" and msnbc contributor susan and nina turner of ohio. senator turner, i want to start with you. let's talk a little turkey -- sorry, i had to do that -- about the war on women, b
there is a significant bloc of republicans in the house who, frankly, might make that kind of a terrible deal for america, and you teed it up exactly right. you're talking about middle class households at risk of a couple thousand dollars increase in their tax liability if the bush tax cuts expire for them. this is the 98% of households that everyone agrees on. and i think the president has a pretty strong point when he says in the interest of the economy and in the interest of the broad middle class, in the interest of an economy that's beginning to show some momentum and recovery, why not agree on that part right away? i mean, we can squabble about the other 2% of households anytime we want. so i think the white house is very smart, both politically and economically, to be pressing that part of the argument. >> jared bernstein, julian epstein, ken vogel, gentlemen, thank you so much. before we go to break, a note on that photo we shared just a few moments ago. a picture posted by mitt romney to his facebook page this thanksgiving weekend. his caption read in part, much to be thankful for this year. a g
for congress to do its job to ensure that the united states of america pays its bills and does not default for the first time in its history is deeply irresponsible. >> now, if you're sensing a distinct lack of holiday cheer down in washington these days, take heart. because joe biden is still our vice president and no fiscal cliff fights are going to stop him from a shopping blitz at washington's new costco super store. the veep came looking for pies and left with a television, books, fire logs, and a huge smile trailed by a horde of surprised shoppers. >> just walking through this store. get some guidance. >> you know, i have a feeling that the president may have missed his usual lunch partner at the midday meal today. joining us from washington is msnbc own historian the great chris matthews, the host of "hardball" and the author of quk jack kent, elusive hero," available now. highways t that's the advertising over. we learned the menu including white turkey chili and no humble pie after all. >> no dessert at all. i wondered about that double helping of poultry. what a strange meal. the
+. >>> republicans still seem a little groggy after crashing into the reality of modern america on tuesday night. mitt romney's comprehensive defeat reflected badly orn a party that seems to struggle with the racial, ethnic, and gender changes that this country has undergone. after taking such a beating, are republicans prepared to confront reality or will they carry on whistling in the wind? joining me now from philadelphia is julian epstein, a democratic strategist and in nearby bethlehem, pennsylvania, dr. james peterson, an associate professor at lehigh university and a contributor at he on tuesday republicans learned you can't win an election with only 6% of black voters, one-quarter of latinos, and a minority of young voters. so do you hear anything from their party circles today that makes you believe they may have now understood this fact? >> no, but i mean 6% of the black vote for the republican party that was polling at 0% at a certain point in the election might seem like a boon to them. clearly though they have got to rethink their strategy politically in a lot of different
america. >> right. krystal, focusing on men for a moment, we've noticed that one particular network has something called a war on men. this is a sociological theory introduced ed od on "fox natio blaming women for the fact that some men can't find wives. now the folks at "fox and friends" are discussing this with a very special guest. >> do you find women aren't acting like women anymore and men are not acting like men anymore? >> oh, i think that's true with some men and some women but not for everybody. i don't to want to get into that silly conversation. people that like complain about that a lot -- >> in the words of dolly parton, i don't want to get into that silly conversation. let's let people who like to bitch a lot talk about that stuff. i don't think i could have said that any better. >> a few people on this planet i love more than dolly parton. i love her. she nailed it right there. this is an argument that's been made for decades. it's women's fault -- that women in the workplace, it's going to hurt our society. it's going to be bad for men. we are meant to be in the home w
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